Short hair is a statement in itself. PERIOD! Just add a dash of color and a little bit of styling—and you’re good to go! And that’s not all! Going short with your hair can be the best decision you made this monsoon season.
Whether it was on impulse or a well-planned decision, going chop chop can either make you feel liberated or leave you in panic mode. But whatever your state of mind, the final question remains how to style your short hair? While most of you might think that apart from leaving your hair down, there’s just no other styling option, let us tell you that you’re wrong! In fact, you’ll be surprised to know that there are a bunch of chic short hairstyles out there to help you amp up your hair game in a jiffy.
Be it for work, a casual outing or a party; there is a short hairstyle for every occasion! From half updos to twisted braid-styles, there is nothing you cannot style on short tresses. Below, we’ve curated the best short hairstyles for you to recreate at home.
- Beautiful bouffant
- The easy twist-and-pin
- Add cool accessories and attack
- Half-up messy hun with bangs
- Braided double Dutch pigtails
- Half-up high ponytail
When it comes to short hairstyles, styling your hair in a bouffant can actually lift your look and give the illusion of thicker, voluminous locks. This is one easy-peasy hack that won’t require much time and effort. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial to ace that bouffant like a pro.
Step 1: Start by detangling your hair to get rid of knots
Step 2: Now, take a section of hair at the crown, roll it up and secure with sectioning clips
Step 3: Reach for your curling iron and curl the rest of your hair
Step 4: Unclip the hair at the crown and tease the section to add volume and create a bouffant
Step 5: Neatly comb the top part of this section to smoothen it down
Step 6: Gather a section of hair from both sides and pin it at the back of your head just below your bouffant
Step 7: Finish off by spritzing the Toni&Guy Finishing Shine Spray for better hold and long-lasting smoothness
The easy twist-and-pin
Twist-and-pin is one hairstyle that is as easy as it sounds. This short hairstyle is a saviour on rushed mornings and works well on second or third-day hair. Below is a step-by-step tutorial for you to recreate the hairdo with ease. Also, you can totally skip the curling part if you are running late.
Step 1: Grab your detangling comb and remove knots from your hair
Step 2: With the help of your curling iron, create loose waves in your hair
Step 3: Spritz on some texturizing spray. You can get your hands on the Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray to create texture and body
Step 4: Give your hair a center parting
Step 5: Take a 3-inch section of your hair from one side, comb it neatly, twist and pin it at the back of your head
Step 6: Repeat step 4 on the other side
Step 7: Lastly, tie both the twists together at the back using a clear elastic
Add cool accessories and attack
Accessorising is the best way to amp up short hair! When nothing works, accessories come to the rescue. On days when your hair is frizzy and uncontrollable, then reach for the coolest hair accessories in your collection to add more oomph to your short hairstyle. Here’s how...
Step 1: To begin with, comb your hair to get rid of knots and tangles
Step 2: Give your hair a deep side-parting—choose the side that best suits your face structure
Step 3: Reach for your tong and start curling your hair. Give it a wavy effect from mid-length to the ends
Step 4: Instead of opting for your regular black bobby pins, use something more eye-catching such as diamond studded bobby pins
Step 5: Take four diamond studded bobby pins or one super glam barrette and place it horizontally along the side of your head
Half-up messy hun with bangs
Though wrapping your lob into a bun might be more difficult, it is still doable. Style your short hair into a half bun for a laid-back, easy-breezy look. Your short hairstyle will instantly look more glamorous with this cute little bun sitting on top of your head. Brownie points if you have bangs! Here’s a step-by-step tutorial to create a half bun on short hair...
Step 1: Use a detangling comb to remove knots from your hair
Step 2: Create two parts in your hair in line with your temples. Leave your bangs falling as is
Step 3: Use the section of hair from your hairline to the crown of your head and make a ponytail. This hairstyle works better on second or third-day hair when hair is a little greasy
Step 4: Secure your ponytail with an elastic band
Step 5: Now, wrap the ponytail around itself and secure the baby bun with the help of a few bobby pins
Step 6: Straighten your bangs to give it a more polished look
Step 7: Finish off with a hair spray to hold the hairstyle in place for longer
Braided double Dutch pigtails
While pigtails remind us of school, you’ll be surprised to know that this hairstyle has made a comeback and how! Double Dutch pigtails are the hottest runway trend and yes, it can be styled on short hair too. Give your short hairstyle a braided upgrade with double Dutch pigtail ponytail. The below step-by-step tutorial might help.
Step 1: Part your hair down the middle and tie off one section
Step 2: To start your braid, take a small section of hair towards the front of your head and divide it into three sections
Step 3: Cross the sections underneath each other to create a Dutch braid. Take the right section and cross it under the middle, then take the left section and cross it under the new middle piece of hair
Step 4: Continue braiding till you reach the end of your hair. However, leave a little hair behind for the ponytail
Step 5: Secure your braid with a small elastic
Step 6: Now, repeat the same braiding procedure on the other side of your hair
Step 7: Lastly, join both the pigtails together to create a little ponytail at the back of your head
Step 8: Pull your braids apart for more volume and thickness
Half-up high ponytail
Flaunting a ponytail may not be an option for short hair. However, a half-up ponytail is totally doable and will amp up your hair game instantly. Taking hair-spiration from Ariana Grande’s famous half-up ponytail, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you ace yours with equal panache.
Step 1: Comb your hair to remove tangles
Step 2: Create two parts in your hair in line with your temples
Step 3: Use the section of hair from your hairline to the crown of your head to create a high ponytail
Step 4: Place the ponytail on the top of your head right in the middle
Step 5: Secure your ponytail with an elastic
Step 6: Take a strand of hair from your ponytail and wrap it around your hair tie for added glamour
Step 7: Reach for your curling iron and create loose waves to the rest of your hair
Step 8: Finish off with a texturizing hair spray
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